David Benavidez (Rosie Cohe/Showtime)
Showtime Boxing Results: Benavidez Earns Split Decision, Plant Cruises Past Hernandez
On Friday, Sep. 8, Showtime Boxing returned to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, the vacant WBC super middleweight world championship was on the line when unbeaten prospect David Benavidez met hard-hitting Romanian Ronald Gavril. Benavidez, 20, has now won all 19 of his professional bouts, including 17 knockout victories. Gavril has stopped 14 of his 18 wins.
The event aired live at 10:05 p.m. ET on Showtime.
David Benavidez def. Ronald Gavril by split decision (116-111, 111-116, 117-111) – for WBC world super middleweight title
Caleb Plant def. Andrew Hernandez by unanimous decision (100-90 x3)
J’Leon Love vs. Abraham Han ends in technical majority draw (76-76, 79-73, 76-76)
Peter Quillin def. Dashon Johnson by unanimous decision (78-74, 79-72, 79-73)
Jeison Rosario def. Salim Larbi by knockout. Round 5
Xavier Martinez def. Jese Aguinaga by TKO. Round 5
Josue Vargas def. Alexander Charneco by TKO. Round 4